164 LETTERS FROM THE tutor. He saved all their lives. I do not believe the report of her having married him: "pour autrement—-peut-etre.9 *l I did not find old Madame de Boufflers cross; she used to be so formerly; also in other respects, which shall be nameless, she is much improved: detail de Vancien regime. Madame Lorenzi is at Auteuil. I see Madame de Laborde often* Natalie has lost her son. I meet the American consul sometimes at dinner; but his nation is now on so ticklish a footing with ours, that he seems frightened to death if I even pass near him. I am sure Dundas and Huskisson did not forget me when they talked me over with the King. I have every reason to flatter myself I am approved of on both sides. Indeed, I have kept clear of all dirty connections, and hope to steer my vessel through all plots and nonsense, and complete my mission frankly and loyally to their hearts' desire. I trust, therefore, the old gentle- man is not likely to be laid on the shelf. But I should not talk so much of Mm, for I assure you I am in such health and looks, and such a smart i A lady interrogating a gentleman who was paying attention to her daughter, asked him, " Est-ce pour le manage, ou autrement ? " " Pour autrement," said he.